Immersed Debuts Public VR Co-Working Space Designed For Remote Collaboration

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Rather than setting up in a noisy coffee shop or paying for access to a co-working space, Renji Bijoy, the CEO of Immersed, is using VR technology to allow remote employees in multiple fields to work and collaborate entirely in a comfortable and productive VR space. Image Credit: Immersed. “We

VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience

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Parallux will unveil a captivating new shared XR technology at Tribeca Immersive. Some would say that this sounds a lot like Oculus Venues , an app that allows you to watch concerts, sports, and other events with friends in VR.

Oculus CTO John Carmack Talks Immersive Technology On The Joe Rogan Podcast

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Last week industry legend and current Oculus VR CTO John Carmack sat down with stand-up comedian and podcast icon Joe Rogan for Episode #1342 of the immensely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He would eventually go on to develop the Oculus Rift alongside Palmer Lucky in 2011. . [

Immersive Social Platform ‘VRChat’ Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

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VRChat announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment to continue expanding its immersive social platform which is steeped in user-generated content.

Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 Gives Attendees a New Perspective On Social Causes

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With VR and AR technology becoming increasingly popular, the festival’s organizers created Tribeca Immersive , a program which features not only the Virtual Arcade, but also includes Cinema360, a VR theatre that highlights groundbreaking storytelling told through 360-degree VR films.

The Yang and the Yin of Immersive Storytelling with Oculus’ Yelena Rachitsky

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The future of VR storytelling will be immersive and interactive. Yelena Rachitsky is an executive producer of experiences at Oculus, and she’s been inspired by how interactive narratives have allowed her to feel like a participant who is more engaged, more present, and more alive.

Björk Releases ‘Vulnicura Virtual Reality Album’, A Collection of Immersive Music Videos

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Available today, headset owners can finally get to dive into a collection of immersive music videos that only previously graced museums worldwide via the Björk Digital Exhibition since late 2016, Pitchfork reports.

Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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Location-based VR is the culmination of everything we’ve grown to love and expect from immersive technology. Dreamscape Immersive has launched a location-based VR attraction right here in Los Angeles. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends.

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CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

How Immersive Tech Continues to Find a Home in Architecture and Real Estate

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Since its inception in the industry a couple of years ago, immersive tech quickly found an appropriate home in real estate and architecture, and proved itself to be one of the most valuable tools to communicate a property design. Guest Post.

Valve Launches Free Steam Audio SDK Beta to Give VR Apps Immersive 3D Sound

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Realistic sound is an important but often underappreciated aspect of the immersion equation in VR. Basic stereo output works well enough for gaming on monitors, where the world is abstracted away from an immersive first-person view.

Eleven Eleven’s Breakthrough Approach to Immersive Storytelling

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Eleven Eleven is poised to offer audiences a thrilling immersive story that takes place over an eleven minute and eleven second countdown to an extinction level event.

Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

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A new research by Vive Immersive Labs shows how it can be fundamental to make our office lives better. Vive Immersive Labs has recently decided to verify if Virtual Reality could be used to make the life of white collars better.

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets.

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. The official boxes of the Oculus Quest (above) and Vive Focus Plus (below). Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus).

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Vox Machinae Hands-On: VR’s Most Immersive Mech Cockpit

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It’s just the most perfect interpretation of how to do a cockpit in VR that takes full advantage of tracked motion controllers like Oculus Touch. It looks nice to sit behind some controls, it helps alleviate motion sickness, and for the most part people it really does sell the immersion.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

This Interactive & Immersive Graphic Novel is Built From the Ground Up for VR

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Available for free on the Oculus store , Nanite Fulcrum presents viewers with a series of traditional comic pages to turn; the viewer is immersed in a fitting location for the tone of the story, which slowly fills with 3D ‘collectables’ to pick up and observe as the story progresses.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’

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Spatialand creates tools that let content creators transform their 2D work into immersive VR experiences. Together, we will continue to evolve this technology and develop new product exploration through immersive retail environments.

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‘Lone Echo 2’ Announced, Immersive Trailer Available on Rift, Go, & Gear VR

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Oculus today announced Lone Echo 2 , a sequel to the highly praised Lone Echo which was developed by Ready at Dawn and published by Oculus Studios in 2017. Now a little more than a year after the launch of Lone Echo , Oculus today confirmed that Lone Echo 2 is finally on its way.

Oculus Story Studio Creative Director on ‘Quill’, an Immersive Storytelling Tool

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Oculus Story Studio has been exploring VR storytelling through a series of short narrative experiences starting with Lost and Henry , but they wanted to push the envelope of immersive storytelling with their next short titled Dear Angelica.

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Catch Billie Eilish Live In VR This September On Oculus Venues

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Earlier this week Oculus announced that their next Oculus Venues live performance will feature 17-year-old pop megastar Billie Eilish, marking the first time the American singer-songwriter will perform remotely for a VR audience. “It’s

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Hands-on: ‘After the Fall’ is a Pretty Zombie Shooter That Doesn’t Understand Immersion

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It’s also worth noting that in the demo I played at the Oculus booth last week I was only playing with one other player, and the demo didn’t show any of the “seamless multiplayer” that developer Vertigo Games says will be a cornerstone of the game.

‘Dark Corner’ Creates a New Distribution Channel for Immersive Horror

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The Dark Corner app is creating a new distribution channel for immersive horror experiences and 360-degree videos. You can download the Dark Corner app is available on Gear VR , Oculus Rift , Daydream , Android and iOS.

Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

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The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot, and there are many more AAA games available in the market for the Oculus.

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Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest – Specs & Features

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Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset’s fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR gaming. Touch controllers, Image courtesy Oculus.

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The Magik Gallery Debut was a Landmark Event for Immersive Art

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The Magik Gallery exhibition on May 20 marked a turning point in how the general public and the art establishment will engage with immersive art. ” 3D print of sculpture created in Oculus Medium. It’s designed to showcase the groundbreaking power of immersion.

#740: Facebook/Oculus Head of Experiences on Immersive Storytelling

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Colum Slevin is Facebook/Oculus’ Head of Experiences, and I had a chance to talk about how they’re supporting independent storytellers in a quest of trying.

VR Manga Is The Immersive Storytelling You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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Kaei Sou, Project Lead for Tales of the Wedding Rings , first realized the potential of VR when his team received an early Oculus Rift developent kit. “We The team realized that manga could provide a creative new avenue of immersive story.

Collaboration Tool The Wild Partners With Igloo Vision on Shared Immersive Environments

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After announcing support for Oculus Quest a couple of months ago, virtual reality (VR) collaboration tool The Wild has announced its next step, partnering with Igloo Vision, a specialist in immersive 360° projection spaces.

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What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies

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Now, let’s consider the key takeaways related to AR, VR and 360 ° content and review how they will influence the mass market adoption of those immersive technologies. In that respect, it is interesting to note that they are using the Facebook brand rather than Oculus for this product launch.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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It looks like we’ll have to wait until CES this year to learn if this is more than a positional tracking and 6-DoF tracking update to Gear VR, and whether Samsung is developing their own standalone headsets independent of Facebook’s Oculus Go.

Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. News Facebook Nathie Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Sales

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‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

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Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR. Image courtesy Sony, MWM Immersive, Tequila Works.